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Caveney, Domanic; Wassall, Shaun; Rayner, Kelly – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2018
Background: Clients with attachment issues are over-represented in learning disability services. Forensic inpatient services are no exception. Treatment pathways comprise multidisciplinary interventions, and skills-based treatments are considered vital to recovery and maintenance of prosocial and adaptive behaviour and reduction in risk. An…
Descriptors: Intervention, Case Studies, Attachment Behavior, Autism
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Niven, Abigail; Goodey, Rebecca; Webb, Alison; Shankar, Rohit – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2018
Background: The use of psychotropic medication to manage challenging behaviours of people with intellectual disabilities is a contentious issue which NHS England has now focused on. This paper looks to evaluate this within the multidisciplinary context. Method: Records of clients (n = 106) open to a Community Intellectual Disabilities team for…
Descriptors: Drug Therapy, Behavior Problems, Intellectual Disability, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Witsø, Aud Elisabeth; Kittelsaa, Anna M. – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2018
Background: Living active adult lives is both a value and a right, but the right to do so is associated with restrictions among adults with learning disabilities. This research aimed to capture professionals' understanding and perception of active adult living for people with learning disabilities living in clustered housing in a Norwegian…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Learning Disabilities, Adults, Life Style
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Cluley, Victoria – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2018
Background: The term "intellectual disability" is increasingly used to refer to people with learning disabilities in British learning disability policy, practice and research. This change is undoubtedly a reflection of the changing international context. The inclusion of the term "intellectual disability" has been particularly…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Learning Disabilities, Intellectual Disability, Definitions
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Chapman, Melanie; Lacey, Huma; Jervis, Nicola – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2018
Background: Dementia prevalence rates are higher amongst people with learning disabilities than the general population. People with Down's syndrome are at even greater risk of developing dementia and of developing dementia at an earlier age. This study, conducted as part of a wider service evaluation, explored community learning disability team…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Dementia, Program Evaluation, Screening Tests
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Roberts, Helen; Ingold, Anne; Liabo, Kristin; Manzotti, Grazia; Reeves, David; Bradby, Hannah – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2018
Background: Young people with learning disabilities are frequently underrepresented in research accounts. This study describes the experiences of young people moving from the care system. Methods: We scoped the English and Swedish literature for first-hand accounts and interviewed four young people with learning disabilities leaving the English…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Learning Disabilities, Transitional Programs, Literature Reviews
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Thorp, Nicki; Stedmon, Jacqui; Lloyd, Helen – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2018
Background: Bereavement is a universal experience, yet little research has explored the lived experience of bereavement for people with learning disability (PWLD). Materials and methods: Four PWLD were interviewed about their experience of bereavement. Data were analysed using interpretative phenomenological analysis. Results: Four themes were…
Descriptors: Grief, Learning Disabilities, Phenomenology, Emotional Experience
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Head, Annabel; Ellis-Caird, Helen; Rhodes, Louisa; Parkinson, Kathie – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2018
Background: People with learning disabilities are moving out of hospitals as part of the Transforming Care programme, although thus far their views on how they have experienced this have not been researched. Materials and Methods: A qualitative design was used to explore how people with learning disabilities experienced moving as part of…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disability, Hospitals, Transitional Programs, Independent Living
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Ho, Portia; Downs, Jenny; Bulsara, Caroline; Patman, Shane; Hill, Anne-Marie – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2018
Background: People with intellectual disability encounter substantial healthcare discrepancies, yet are under-represented in research. While people with intellectual disability can make valuable contributions to research and consequently improve their quality of life, researchers encounter multiple challenges including them in research. One…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disability, Informed Consent, Injuries, Research
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Swift, Charlotte; Waites, Erin; Goodman, Wendy – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2018
Background: Domestic violence abuse (DVA) has been identified by the UK Government as a priority to address. Whilst there is a growing body of research into perpetrators of DVA from the mainstream population, there is scant research into perpetrators of DVA who have an intellectual disability. This lack of an evidence base suggests there may be a…
Descriptors: Family Violence, Intellectual Disability, Referral, Foreign Countries
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Pethica, Stefania; Bigham, Katie – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2018
Background: Parenting can be challenging for people with intellectual disabilities. The nature of the parents' intellectual disability as well as past experiences of institutionalisation, insensitive care and inadequate support can interfere with parents' capacity to provide responsive and appropriate parenting to their own children. This can…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Interaction, Parent Education, Parenting Styles
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Sheehan, Rory; Kimona, Kate; Giles, Audrey; Cooper, Vivien; Hassiotis, Angela – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2018
Background: There is relatively little published data that report the experiences and views of family carers of people with intellectual disabilities who display challenging behaviour who are prescribed psychotropic medication. Materials and methods: An online structured questionnaire was created by the Challenging Behaviour Foundation, a UK…
Descriptors: Online Surveys, Caregivers, Intellectual Disability, Drug Therapy
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Russell, Rachel; Chester, Verity; Watson, James; Nyakunuwa, Canisius; Child, Lucy; McDermott, Mary; Drake, Sharon; Alexander, Regi T. – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2018
Background: Inpatient mental health settings have been described as "obesogenic," due to factors including psychotropic medication, high-calorie food provision, restricted physical activity and sedentary lifestyles. No research has investigated the prevalence of obesity among forensic inpatients with learning disability, despite this…
Descriptors: Incidence, Obesity, Learning Disabilities, Body Weight
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Sheehan, Philomena; Guerin, Suzanne – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2018
Background: This study aimed to explore the range of emotions experienced by parents in the early years of managing their child's disability, to assess the relevance of the Dual Process Model in understanding these emotions within an adjustment process and to identify the types of support and information perceived by parents as helpful during this…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disability, Emotional Response, Child Rearing, Parents
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Chapman, Hazel M.; Lovell, Andrew; Bramwell, Ros – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2018
Background: Health consultations are an interpersonal activity that influence health outcomes and attitudes towards self and health professionals for people with learning disabilities. Annual health checks have been introduced to improve health inequalities for people with learning disabilities. Method: A narrative literature review of health care…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Health Services, Health Needs, Outcome Measures
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